Cage doesn't want gamers to read about Beyond before playing it

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Posted 4:13pm on Mon 12 November 2012
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Cage doesn't want gamers to read about Beyond before playing it
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Posted 4:13pm on Mon 12 November 2012
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Cage: "Don't read anything about my game - just pre-order it! Heck, pre-order three copies! Much love"
Posted 4:45pm on Mon 12 November 2012
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Sarcasm aside, I do understand his point. I've started trying not to watch trailers for films due to far too much content, twists, plots, or exciting moments being ruined. A decent synopsis should be enough to intrigue me.

Likewise with this. Cage doesn't try to make conventional games and instead pushes for interactive storytelling over actual gameplay. A bad piece of marketing could be pretty damaging to your perception of the content before it arrives.

Personally, I didn't think much of Heavy Rain. Mainly because the story bored me. But, I'm willing to go into this one blind and try again. A creepy, supernatural storyline seems more interesting than a crime thriller.
Posted 6:36pm on Mon 12 November 2012
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I suppose technically he could actually go dark now and not give any information about the game until it launches, just drip-feed with the occasional "We're in beta", "We're testing", "We're out of beta", "We're polishing", "We've gone gold", "Here's your release date".

Et voila, game stays in our subconscious, curiosity builds to bursting point and lots of OMG must have it now on release day if the Metascore is good.

It's probably something that The Elderscrolls Online should have done, it's also something that Blizzard's Project Titan seems to be doing remarkably well so far.
Posted 9:28pm on Mon 12 November 2012
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There's always a fine line to be trod between too little and too much information I find - I always try to be judicious about the extent/content of marketing I'm willing to tolerate, before I consider it encroaching on spoiler territory.
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